Tag: Kids

Expansion of the List of Places We Probably Shouldn’t Go Out To Eat

Tonight we had another incident in which one of our kids threw up in a restaurant. Jokingly, we’ve got a running list of places where we’re theoretically not welcome back. In no particular order it includes:

Ruby Tuesday in Worcester

Panera in Milbury and Shrewsbury

Red Robin in Milbury

The 99 in downtown Worcester and Brattleboro, VT. 

I feel like there’s a Friendly’s that should be one there too, but given their recent issues it’s most likely closed anyways. 

The Brattleboro one was probably the worst. Food had just come. Threw up all over the booth. A line from the booth to the restroom. More outside the restaurant. Some in a plastic shopping back near the Hannaford in Brattleboro. And finally some more at a skating rink or bowling alley or something along Rt 2. 

Tonight’s was, realistically, not a big deal. A small bit on the floor. A bunch of clothes that are now in the wash. No second wave, just out and done. Still, though, it’s no fun waiting at the table for the waitress to come by so we can ask for boxes and check, knowing that Kelly is in the ladies room with Puke-ahontas. Kind of a buzzkill for the rest of the night. 

Why so quiet?

Yes, I beleive I did say that I’d try to post more often.

However, I think I have a valid excuse. There’s a new lady in my life. She keeps me smiling, keeps me up late, and seems to absolutely adore me. She doesn’t talk much. Yes, I have a daughter, Grace. Born July 26.

Needless to say, that’s kept me a little busy – not that I mind.

I do have a few projects in the works including (gasp) updates to the Mass Route Log. A few other idea are rattling around for some other hobbies of mine. I’ve been taking my GPS along every time I go someplace new, and am trying to build a tracklog so I can construct my own maps.

And apparently, I should do some work around the house too.

As if I didn’t ignore this site enough…

But where before I just didn’t bother to update this out of sheer laziness or lack of anything worthwhile to say, now I have a bona-fide excuse. I’m going to be a daddy at the end of July. Needless to say, both Kelly & I are excited – me probably more so, but that has to do with the fact that I’m not the one who has to carry it around for the next 5 months. Still, I have a lot of projects to do around the house – and roadgeeking time is pretty much cut to near nothing (which is where it’s been for the past few years anyways).

Wouldn’t trade it for anything, though.